Culture in brief: Flogging Molly to play Wellmont
In advance of St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish-American Celtic folk punk band Flogging Molly will play the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Thursday, Feb., 28, at 8 p.m. They are supporting their most recent album, “Life Is Good.”
A release states, lead singer Dave King is an Irish American immigrant who grew up in a two-room flat in Dublin. He came to Los Angeles to pursue the American dream. Many of his songs, like classic Irish immigration songs, describe homesickness and exile.
"They've been making music together for over two decades, fusing the energy of both the Irish experience and American experience with a unique, folk-tinged sound that is unmistakably them," the band writes in a release.
The 2017 album was recorded in Ireland and produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Joe Chiccarelli (U2, the White Stripes, Beck).
FLOGGING MOLLY IS: Dave King (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran), Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Bob Schmidt (Banjo, Mandolin), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell (Bass Guitar), Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion),